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alongside falls road here, near the jones falls. fire officials are there now. you did see they're strapping him into a stokes basket. and firefighters at the top will pull him up. as we said before, it is unclear if he's injured at all. but it is causing a significant blockage of falls road. below hampden, as fire officials have a numerous amount of fire equipment here. we'll stay on the situation and keep you updated. it's not clear how this gentleman got down there. but obviously he's requiring assistance getting up. our other top stories tonight. the heat and humidity hitting maryland. and it's only going to get worse. today, the heat is rising. high temperatures on university parkway. in northwest baltimore, people used umbrellas and hats to block the sun. an air quality alert remains in effect for our region. it's the perfect night to sell cold drinks. health officials are urging everyone to stay hydrated and
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take advantage of cooling centers if you don't have air conditioning. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. bob turk has a look at temperatures and the reason this heat is sticking around. bob? >> let's take a look at temperatures now. just about as hot as it has been the last three hours. but the dew point, it's high. when you combine those who, it feels like 101 on your skin. 110 in easton. 92 in ocean city. and only, only, i say, 80 in oakland. about 100 degrees the way it feels in oakland. now, for again tomorrow and friday. the weather service has issued an excessive heat warning during the afternoon, 12:00 to 8:00. heat index temperatures can reach between 105 and 110 degrees. both of those days, probably even into saturday, it appears at this point. where is all of that coming from? bernadette joins us with the forecast. we have been hearing about all of the record-breaking heat over the country. and this is why. there's a large area of heat.
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and the jet stream is so far up to the north that it is keeping any of the cool air away and allowing all of this heat to just expand and sit there and grow upon itself. the reason we haven't had all of that heat quite yet is because of the cold front that went through yesterday. but now that it's gone, all of that air is moving in our direction. and we could be breaking records as we head toward the weekend. back to you. >> thank you very much, bernadette. stay with wjz for first warning weather coverage to find first warning updates and live doppler radar, log onto dealing drugs on the job. new wire taps reveal according to investigators how a city police officer ran a major heroin ring with ties to africa. wjz is live. mike hellgren takes us inside the drug operation tonight. mike? >> reporter: the feds say officer daniel red was speaking coded language and making deals worth tens of thousands of dollars while in uniform, never believing he'd get caught. >> reporter: federal
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authorities say couriers would make the 11-hour flight from mccraw and ghana, africa. runners would then take the drugs. that's where red came in. he would work with tamim marreh. >> the couriers made $15,000 per trip. so they made a lot of money off of it. >> reporter: detailed wire tap conversation. you can hear the officer's police radio under some of them. in one, he tells him yeah, that's all it's going to be. 200 for me. a little piece for me and the rest for you. >> reporter: prosecutors say officer redd got one of has biggest shipments of heroin in what he believed to be a shipment from exxon. >> almost $40,000 worth. and provided protection to a
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dealer. he tolder, -- told her, i mean, the officers shouldn't give a blank because i'm on your side. >> we can't give corner to corruption. we can't and won't. and we will exhaust every means and every resource to eliminating it from our ranks. >> police, king kong ain't got nothing on me. >> reporter: on facebook, officer redd says his favorite movie is training day, where denzel washington plays a crooked narcotics officer who is above the law. but feds say redd is not. he now faces life in prison. >> reporter: and city police contacted the fbi, when they first got wind of this corruption. officer redd will be in court, friday morning, for a detention hearing. reporting live at city police headquarters, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> federal prosecutors charge four other people in connection with a heroin ring. they all live in the baltimore
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area. a baltimore police officer shot in the line of duty. tonight, detectives are trying to find out who did it. vic is in the newsroom with an update on the officer's condition. >> the 24-year-old officer was shot as he responded to a domestic violence call. it happened just before midnight on cook's lane. as soon as the officer got out of his patrol car, he was struck by a bullet in his hip. tonight, he's been released from the hospital. anyone with information is asked to call baltimore police, at 410-396-2100. kai, back to you. >> vic, thanks. the wounded veteran is a member of the baltimore police department. pleaded guilty to today to distributing child pornography. 56-year-old ira fred rigor will serve time in prison for the crime. >> reporter: ira fred rigger will serve 18 months behind bars, after admitting he distributed child pornography. rigger will also serve five
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months probation, register as a sex offender, and is forbidden to be around children. the plea agreement also says rigger must have supervision around his 8-month-old grandson. >> this isn't someone who is trading baseball cards. this is someone who is trading a child imarg who -- image who has been abused. >> reporter: last month, they tracked his ip address online to explicit child pornography. vferghts say they -- investigators say they found illicit pictures. his attorney maintains rigger is not a pedophile. police say there was no evidence rigger had inappropriate contact with children at the pool. >> they want everyone to know and that the padonia park club,
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the pool, is still a very beautiful, safe environment for family and children. >> reporter: after his arrest in june, rigger was banned from the property which his family has owned for decades. his financial stake in the club is in the process of being removed. several baltimore city schools are among the nation's most persistently dangerous schools. baltimore rising star academy. garrettson middle school. are on suspension for offenses involving arson, drugs and weapons. local school systems are required to report suspensions suspensions and expulsions, under the federal no child left behind act. cutting the cost of living in the city. property taxes take center stage in the baltimore mayor's race today. wjz is live. political reporter pat warren has more. mayor stephanie rawlings- blake's new proposal, and reactions from the other candidates. pat? >> kai.
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there's been a standing position in the city that baltimore really can't afford to give homeowners a tax break, given the condition of the budget. but where there's a political will, there's a way. >> reporter: what can mean the families like the tillmans to live in baltimore city? >> everything i need and my family needs is all right here, that we can get to right quickly. >> reporter: location, location, location. from the convenience of the business district, to the heart of family history. neighborhoods and communities like little italy. greektown. and the 800 block of winans way, where the tillmans live. >> i'm half close to 70. i'm close to 95. i'm close to the airport. >> reporter: close to every way out of the city, which is the road thousands have taken, given baltimore has the highest property tax rate in the state. >> this is about providing real relief to city homeowners. >> reporter: mayor rawlings- blake is if n favor of this.
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candidate jody landers thinks the plan is faulty. >> it's not enough. we really need to give tax relief across the board. 50% of all of the residential housing in baltimore city is rental housing. so virtually 50% of all residential housing will be excluded from any benefit from this proposal. >> reporter: candidate otis rolling's reaction is that incremental tax will work. jobs will create the tax revenue he says needed to reduce property taxes. mayor rawlings-blake says it is not a problem that can be solved in just a few years. >> in plan recognizes that reducing the property tax rate requires a long-term solution and careful planning and budgeting. >> reporter: mayoral candidate and state senator katherine pew also has a plan for reducing taxes. >> the rawlings-blake credit tax program would need approval
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from the maryland general assembly. who holds the key. today, the nfl players association is told to go over a possible deal. sports director mark viviano joins us now. the clock is ticking. but the game plan to end the lockout continues to have both sides moving in the direction of a settlement. and it's been going that way for more than two weeks now. today, the players association gathered at headquarters in washington, led by association smith. joined by representatives from each of the 32 teams. the goal, to go over a proposed plan with each of the collective bargaining. but these players are not concerned about the calendar or the clock. players are not in a rush. we're not tied to a time line of july 21st. our time line is that which gives us the deal that is the best deal for our players. so whether that's today or tomorrow or whatever it may be,
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we want to play football, go back to work, but we're not going to agree to any deal, unless it's the right deal for all of the players. >> reporter: and we are waiting word on a possible vote by the players association on the proposed collective bargaining agreement. we'll hear from the ravens' ed reed coming up in sports. >> i feel like i should cross my fingers. thank you. nfl owners are meeting in atlanta. they will meet for a possible vote tomorrow. stay with wjz for complete coverage of the labor dispute. get the latest coverage on air and online at maryland's perfect bond rating could take a hit if a deal is reached on the national credit. moody is among those being reviewed. a new debt plan gains support in the senate. the plan could be a tough sale
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in the house. >> president obama called top lawmakers to the house. his administration says the new plan from the so-called gang of 6 is a balanced way to break the stalemate. >> it's an opportunity then to go ahead and think big. >> the group of bipartisan senators is proposing a package that cuts $4 trillion from the deficit. the plan also reduces federal programs like medicare and medicaid. it shrinks the tax code to three categories, limits some tax deductions and could bring changes changes to social security payments. >> let's actually take this moment and see if we can rally around something that can tumly move forward. >> if we can help in the debt ceiling debate by producing this product. >> the game has drawn support from both parties, but it's too complex for congress to pass before august 2nd deadline. >> the white house spokesman indicated that the president would sign off on a short-deal
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term, but only if it wraps up on a big deal both sides can live with. but any compromise would be a tough sell to some republicans. >> and the only clear path to raise the debt ceiling that has passed either house of congress, is the cut, cap and balance act. >> reporter: lawmakers have less than two weeks to find common ground before the treasury department starts running out of money to pay the nation's bills. in washington, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. the dead crisis will likely be a topic of conversation. when president obama makes a trip to the university of maryland this week. vic carter will lead wjz complete coverage on the president's town hall meeting at the college park campus coming up friday. still ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00. dangerous injuries. did the nfl hide information about concussions. why dozens of former players have filed lawsuits. a police officer convicted of killing an unarmed marine.
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why the city of baltimore could end up paying millions for the officer's actions. more dogs are hitting the roads. i'm monique grieg ono. coming up, i'm going to tell you about shocking new statistics that may make you think twice about bringing fido along for the ride. dangerous heat and humidity is gripping maryland. is it going to get worse? bob is updating the first warning weather forecast. ,,,,
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birth control may soong be available for free to millions of women. the institute has required healthcare providers to cover without payment. but those corporations are coming under fire. >> reporter: between $15 and $50. that's how much most women pay for birth control pills. now that cost could be going away. >> i think it say tremendous
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relief for everybody concerned. >> reporter: they are recommending birth control pills be included for every woman, requiring healthcare coverage to cover it. many patients can't afford contraception. >> it is very frustrating when you feel that you can't give patients what they need. and so they end up showing up with an unintended pregnancy. >> reporter: but the catholic church is coming out strong against the new recommendations. the archdiocese of baltimore released this statement, to wjz, urging the government to strike down what it calls controversial elective practices. the statement from cardinal daniel denardo. it says in part, the mandate would force all men, women, and children. dr. aaronson says she understands the drove. >> certainly if people have religious objections to taking these pills or using contraceptives, then that's their prerogative not to use them. but for people who don't have those types of religious
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beliefs, it should be available. >> reporter: she says she just wants what's best for her patients. >> reporter: and despite the opposition, there really isn't much the church can do. the final decision is now in the hands of the secretary of health and human services. >> that decision is expected by the beginning of next month. if you're waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check on the roads with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. still a busy afternoon out there. delays out there on northbound 95. that's from 395. and 10 minutes around the north inner loop. charles street. over on the west side outer loop, still some heavy traffic there, liberty road to edmond son avenue. average speed, about 19 miles an hour you can see there. 70, westbound there you can see there. and northbound on the jones falls expressway, we have a car fire on the ramp of the inner loop of the beltway, really tying things up. other accidents include east
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jobba -- joppa at perring parkway. let's now take a live look, you can see, there is that delay, we're talking 70 at marriottsville road. and another live look. you can see not a bad drive as you move past baltimore national pike. this traffic report is brought to you by subway. come in and try the unforgettably delicious barbecued pulled pork sub. only at subway. eat fresh. back over to you. >> kristy, thank you of. >> definitely the dog days of summer, the hottest days of summer coming our way. we're stuck at 92. 92, dew point 73. way up there. humidity, 54%. east/southeast winds. very light. the barometer, right now, just beginning to fall. come back and take a look at how hot it's going to get right after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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warm. it's going to get extremely hot, the next three, make four days. tomorrow, by this time, close to 100 in many spots.
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92 now. 98. hot spot this afternoon is cumberland at 95. i think tomorrow it will easily get up to 100. 81 in oakland. may get up into the mid- to upper 80s tomorrow in the mountains. ocean city. rather comfortable there with the ocean breeze kicking in. as the land heats up, winds coming in off the ocean. 89 in pax river. but the dew point is higher today than yesterday. 73. makes the 92 degrees feel like 100 degrees the. and tomorrow it's going to be even worse than the afternoon. 88, a little cooler by the day. annapolis and kent island. brought higher humidities here and kept the temperatures down a degree or two from what we saw yesterday. the rain also has a cooling effect through evaporational
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cooling. temperatures one or two degrees colder. here in the east, we have high pressure over the midwest. that's the real cool of the heat. that's moving in our direction. we had a few pop-up showers and thundershowers in virginia. nothing here locally. up to the north, that's where the cold air is accepting that heat. and that's why they had clouds and showers. we will not see that. but we will see a tempering of the heat by sunday and monday. but for the next few days, very hot, very humid conditions. all across the eastern half of the united states. we are tracking sydney, way out in the atlantic. it will be dead by tomorrow. water out there is too cold. but it's not wind out there of 40 miles an hour. south winds on the bay, 5 to 10 knots. the bay temp, around 80 degrees.
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tonight, a warm, humid night. yes, 75. probably 80 in the city. upper 90s, some spots may go to 100 tomorrow. and hazy sunshine. high humidity makes it feel like 1 are 05 to 1-- 105 to 110 tomorrow afternoon. please take it easy tomorrow. >> thank you. still ahead at 5:00. standing by her man. rupert murdoch. tonight, a closer look. a woman's drowning goes unnoticed for days. now, police released the surprising reason it happened. students here in baltimore city head overseas. i'm jessica kartalija. i'll have their stories next ,,,
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it's just observe 5:30. 92 degrees and sunny. good evening and thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the things people are talking about tonight. a federal judge gives the go-ahead to a lawsuit by the marine's family. the city of baltimore could be forced to pay millions for the officer's action. >> -- officer tshamba was leaving a mount vernon nightclub when he shot the unarmed marine 12 times with this police-issued weapon in a dispute over a woman. while tshamba awaits sentencing, a lawsuit by the
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victim's family moves full speed ahead in a federal court. this ruling allows the police department, the police commissioner, each the mayor, to be sued under a federal law for failing to stop an officer. >> there were several things that should have raised the red flag to the city police department. >> reporter: at issue, says attorney dwight petit, an incident in which tshamba opened fire. several who were later strip- searched all because she didn't sign a traffic ticket correctly. then a 2005 incident, in which tshamba shot a man in a foot. federal court could,a low for higher damages as the victim's family tries to prove the city is liable for tshamba's actions. >> the reason our loved one is dead is in part the blame of police supervisors, the police
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commissioner. people including the mayor, whose job it was to stay on the alert, to make sure that people like this aren't out there just one trigger pull away from you and me dying. >> tshamba heads for his criminal sentencing in august. he faces up to 30 years in prison. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> derek, thank you. legal expert says the civil lawsuit against tshamba in the city could take two to three years to wind its way through the federal court system. a man drowns in anne arundel county. police say a man jumped often -- off a pier near pasadena. about an hour later, police found the body nearby. police identified the victim as 46-year-old charles bronson of pasadena park. a massachusetts woman drowns in a crowded swimming pool and no one notices for more than two days. now police are explaining how it happens. >> reporter: well, mary, police
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have determined the pool should have never opened because the water was so cloudy. people continued to swim over the dead body. and health inspectors even checked the pool twice during the two days joseph's body was lying at the bottom of the pool. now, regional director and two managers have all lost their jobs. >> they will also change the current pool inspection guidelines. major nidal hasan did not enter a plea. he is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder. ha sanwill be represented by three military lawyers. hassan once practiced secretary of statery -- psychiatry at the walter reed medical center. concussion information.
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the negligence and liability suit says the league has a 90- year history of withholding information. most of the former players list their wives as coplaintiffs. an nfl spokesman says the league has not seen the suit but they would vigorously contest its claims. r. britain's phone hacking scandal. david cameron faced questions from hundreds of lawmakers today. media giant rupert murdoch is at the center of the scandal. and murdoch's only backer appears to be his wife. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> reporter: if the old saying is true, behind every successful man, there is a woman, it probably also helps if she has a good right hook. >> oh! >> reporter: 42-year-old wendy dang murdoch wasted no time
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when a heckler tried to stuff a foam pie in his face. >> everybody is wondering who she is. >> she is rupert murdoch's third wife. raised by working-class parents. >> she grew up in china, playing volleyball, which may explain the great swing. >> she came to the u.s. in 1988 on a student visa. >> she moved here, actually ended up marrying her host father, after having an affair with him. >> reporter: in 1996, deng, single again, but now with a green occurred, graduated from yale with a business degree. >> did very well and became an intern at star. which is one of murdoch's companies in asia. and she turned out to have met him when he needed a translator. so that was the beginning of their meeting and their romance. >> reporter: in 1999, she married murdoch, 38 years his junior. >> during this long hearing on tuesday, couldn't help but notice the woman sitting behind
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murdoch was half his age. but when she jumped up to kind of defend him, that was the kind of love and compassion that i think any husband or wife wants to see. >> the guy who did this, a comedian, goes by the name, johnny marbles. he was arrested and charged by police. jeff glor, cbs news, london. >> reporter: since this, murdoch has dropped his bid. hacking into pay pal. the group called anonymous, took responsibility for the cyber attack on the payment website. they called it retaliation for pay pal's suspension of wikileaks accounts. wikileaks is responsible for the classifying of documents. a defective light switch is calling ford to recall more than 20,000 cars, trucks and suvs. the models affected include the
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2004 through 2011 ranger pickup. and the 2002 through 2005 excursion suv. ford says they don't know of any accidents or injuries caused by this problem. more and more dogs are hitting the road with their owners. but could they be causing crashes? monique griego has more on some alarming new statistics. >> reporter: while plenty of people pound the pavement with their pooches. >> up. up. good girl. >> reporter: it's now common for fido to jump in the car and go for a cruise. >> how often do you drive with your dog? >> maybe a few times a month. >> alyssa dennis isn't alone. more dog people are bringing their dogs along for the drive. and that can lead to dangerous driving conditions. >> they don't realize the potential distraction dogs cause. >> reporter: according to the study, 56% of dog owners drive there pets but only 56% restrain them.
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>> reporter: of those who took their dog in the car on the streets, 60% admitted to being distracted. >> reporter: petting their pooch was the most common distraction at 52%,, followed by 23% who restrain their dog when they brake. and 17% who had to stop their dog from jumping into the front seat. >> all of these risky behaviors can result in a potential crash. >> reporter: if you're going to hit the road, triple a recommends that you buy a harness over a car seat for your pet. alyssa bought a harness for lucky. >> either the dog could get really hurt or cause you to get really hurt. >> and we did look up a few pries and found some for as cheap as just $20. >> i think i need to invest in one. >> me, too. >> thank you, monique. in 2008, there were more than 20,000 crashes caused by distracted drivers, however, they don't have how many were caused because of pets. time now for a quick look
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at some of the stories you'll find tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun. meet the giant salamanders who are the stars at the baltimore maryland zoo. oriole bird and other workers are coping with this latest heat wave. for these stories and more, read the baltimore sun and remember to look for the updated first warning weather forecast. baltimore city high school students take a trip of a lifetime. jessica kartalija reports, eight students just president returned from a sister city in china. >> wjz was there, as students at carver votech prepare for a trip around the world. >> i'm excited but scared at the same time. because i've never flown on a plane before. >> reporter: eight students are the beneficiaries of a plan put in place 26 years ago, when william donald schaefer was mayor. he made baltimore a sister city
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with shamin, china. >> i'm very excited. this is unprecedented to have our students go to china. >> reporter: students took banners and gifts to chinese students learning english. >> reporter: the students return to baltimore on monday. they had been overseas for continue days. >> reporter: at the city's board of estimates meeting. [ applause ] >> reporter: the students presented mayor stephanie rawlings-blake with a statue, a chinese tradition they learned overseas. presenting gifts is a sign. honor and respect. >> reporter: in the future, some chinese teachers a student met in china will come here to baltimore city. mary? >> i like the statue they gave to the mayor. very pretty. >> the school says the $50,000 trip was made possible by carver alumni and mccormick spice and maritime applied physics lab. baltimore orioles fans help raised more than $20,000 for the maryland food bank this year. $20,500 and $5 is the final
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total for the 2011 orioles, wjz, and masn food drive. it doubled last year's total. >> i'm so glad to hear that. it worked out well. >> people are very generous in times that are very difficult for folks. but still went above and beyond the call of duty. >> people don't hesitate. they see what it is. they look and they open their wallet immediately. >> marylanders are generous. >> absolutely. still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news. unexpected damage. what caused this water explosion that sent a car flying into the air? parents don't procrastinate. why stores are promoting back- to-school bargains even earlier this year. >> that time again? i'm bob turk. with a heat wave for the rest of the week into the weekend. i'll tell you how hot it's going to get in my first warning weather coming up. >> and here'sed today's first
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enjoy the current temperatures. today is going to seem pretty
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mild. that's why you want -- where you want to be. honestly, the next three to four days. any cool spot. you want to try to stay out of the heat as much as possible. it could be seriously dangerous health issues. you can be overheated quickly. tomorrow, we'll probably end up in the upper 90s, maybe close to 100 by let's say 4:00, 5:00. 97, 98. maybe some spots may get to 100 degrees. now, on friday, we do expect it to get to 100. actually, the record for friday is 101. it's possible we'll tie that record on friday. some spots might even beat it. saturday, maybe a thundershower. 100. a little cooler. 96 on sunday. and back to 92. the chance for a thundershower again on monday. so there's three really nasty days headed our way. mary? >> all right, bob. thank you. and today's energy saver is about trying to keep your home cool during the summer. you can save money by
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installing solar window screens. expect to save 5 to 10% on your energy bill. and you can qualify for a federal tax credit of up to $500 by installing solar window screens. for more information, go to, scroll down to the right-hand side of the page and click on our special section. three visitors at yosemite national park are dead after falling over a waterfall. they stepped over the edge to take a picture. one slipped into the water the and the other two fell trying to catch her. gushing water from the flooded manhole in canada, lift the car over six feet in the air. wow. that flash flooding is being blamed for the water explosion. the violent rush of water destroyed that car. a resident shot the vehicle and say its is not the first time that manhole has flooded.
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the new school year may be weeks away, but not for retailers. priya david clemens reports for wjz. major stores are promoting back- to-school bargains even earlier than usual this year. >> reporter: it's only halfway through summer. >> crayons and glue sticks and colored pencils. >> reporter: but walk into any store and it looks like school is right around the corner. >> reporter: backpack without wheels. lunch box. a folder. >> reporter: joanna pound has a long list of back-to-school items. she's shopping the sales and stocking up. >> came here on a mission. like i gotta go now, before those 40-cent glue sticks are gone. >> you may be thinking to yourself, seriously, back-to- school shopping in july? retailers have done their homework. they know if they put it on sale, you'll buy. >> i know this may be madness to somebody but i have to be prepared. >> reporter: in these tough economic times, the trend is catching on, with cash-strapped
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parents and teachers, like trinidad hernandez. she's saving big on classroom supplies. >> 20-cent notebooks. when school starts, they're $1.50. >> and it adds up. >> i wish i could just fill my cart with all that they need. >> five notebooks. 30 of each. >> she spends about $6,000 on items they can't afford. >> and retailers are trying to bulk up their bottom line during traditionally slow summer months. they're getting the word out early online and on tv. >> will wonders never cease? >> i'm always up for a good bargain. so it's never too early to shop for anything. >> that was pria david clemens reporting. many shoppers are even getting better bargains this year. by finding coupons on online before they make the trip to the store in the first place. >> check in with eyewitness news at 6:00. vic standing by with a preview for us. a marine reservist with
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baltimore ties accused of shooting at high-profile buildings. new at 6:00, his lawyer talks about the case. a maryland man given more than a decade in prison. his family says he was on a humanitarian mission, his last hope for freedom. check in for these stories and all the breaking news coming up at 6:00. still to come on eyewitness news. getting ready for some football. >> we'll hear from the ravens' ed reed on the impending agreement to end the nfl lockout. mark has the latest coming up. ,
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in the lockout. sports director mark viviano joins us with more on this. >> earlier in the news, we heard the players say they're not going to be rushed. at this hour, the associated press reports the players will not report on the collective bargaining proposal. we caught up with ravens safety ed reed at his football camp in
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baltimore county today. players remain locked out of team facility and have been for more than three months. no free agent signing or trades. reed talked to us about getting a deal done. >> i am ready to get back to work like a lot of my colleagues, i know that. but we want to make sure that the deal fits us perfectly. you know, should i say right? it probably won't be perfect. but we want to make sure the deal fits us right. >> reed's teammate, ladarius webb, on hand. ravens training camp will take place in owings mills were canceled because of the lockout. hat hotday for baseball here. o's and red sox. o's hitters, not hot. andrew miller worked into the sixth inning strikeout. o's hitter, manage a grand total of two hits today. no runs. boston's jacoby ellsbury hit themselves. both of his were hit with home
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runs. jake arrieta. the red sox roll to a 4-0 win. they take 2 of 3. o's get a day off tomorrow. coming up next hour, reaction from the orioles on today's loss to boston. and more on the ravens and their reaction to a football season that they hope they can start preparing for soon. that's all ahead in sports at 6:00. back to you for now. in tonight's wjz healthwatch. new hope for heart attack patients. scientists have successfully used genetically engineered stem cells in hearts from mice. those stem cells were modified to be healthier. so they could be transplanted into the heart. the studies offer says this could be a big step forward for the practical application of stem cell therapy. also in healthwatch, a story that will either make you hungry or turn your stomach. a new report shows some of america's most popular restaurants offer some of the
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most fattening dishes you'll ever eat. michelle miller reports for wjz. americans who love fatty foods and super sizes have some new contenders for gut-busting meals of the year. they announced their winners or maybe losers of the extreme eating awards. some of the unhealthiest food around. >> it was extreme issues more prevalent. it's not that the worst are worse than used to be. it's just that there are worsa at this extreme level. >> reporter: like farm house. a cheeseburger with pork belly, mayo and a fried egg. only 1530 calories and 36 grams of fat. that's like eating four mcdonald's, quarter pounders in a single sitting. how about denny's deep fried cheese melt. mozzarella sticks inside a cheese sandwich? or appleby's stuffed meat
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balls. and don't forget dessert. for 1540 calories, you can dig into the cheesecake factory's red velvet cheese cake. more than 2,000 calories and 3 1/2 days' worth of saturated fat. >> it's like drinking two pureed 16-ounce t-bone steak steaks, plus a buttered baked on potato. >> more americans are obese today than ever before. in 2010, more than a quarter of adults in 36 states were obese. in 2000, not a single state hit that mark. >> a new study shows calorie counts may not be accurate. researchers found 20 to 40% of items were at least 100 calories more than advertised. inside a heroin ring. i'm mike hellgren, with the wire tap conversation that led to the arrest of a city cop.
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well into the fire. high heat grips maryland. and the worst is yet to come. >> check in for these stories and all the day's breaking news. >> wjz eyewitness news at 6:00 starts now. officer indicted. rosecutors say he helped this. hello, everyone. i'm vic carter. >> and i'm jessica kartalija, in for denise koch. here's what police are talking about tonight. just as they exposed the inner workings of the heroin operation. at the head, an inner


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